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  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, lawmakers unveil government consolidation bills

    Gov. Bruce Rauner and like-minded lawmakers unveiled four proposed pieces of legislation Friday aimed at helping reduce the state’s 7,000 units of gov ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • President Barack Obama takes victory lap on economy

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy — and jab at the Republicans vying for ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • AP FACT CHECK: Checking Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has poured int ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • 66th House District candidates make their pitches to voters

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Four Republican candidates took the stage Thursday night at McHenry County College to explain why voters should elect them to succeed M ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:18 am
  • Obama health care law posts respectable sign-up season

    WASHINGTON – Still facing political jeopardy, President Barack Obama's health care law beat expectations by earning solid sign-ups this year, accordin ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 2:45 pm
  • State IG: Classified email found from Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice tenures

    WASHINGTON – The State Department watchdog has found that former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the immediate staff of former Secretary of State ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • Woodstock approves liquor license for Lucky Bernie's sandwich shop

    WOODSTOCK – Lucky Bernie’s sandwich shop, set to open in May, received approval from the city for a Class A-6 liquor license.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:50 am
  • National Prayer Breakfast: Obama says faith is 'great cure' for fear

    WASHINGTON – Delivering his last annual sermon to Washington's elite, President Barack Obama on Thursday warned of the corrosive impact of fear in pub ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Decrying anti-Muslim bias, Obama pays 1st visit to U.S. mosque

    CATONSVILLE, Md. – President Barack Obama paid his first visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, appealing for tolerance for America's millions of Muslim ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • Iowa shows polling is slippery business, getting more so

    WASHINGTON – Iowa's snow-covered fields and friendly villages were fraught with danger for pollsters, who had a tough time pinning down the state's fi ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Republican Sen. Rand Paul is dropping his 2016 campaign for president, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • McHenry County Board chairman, state's attorney, recorder candidates talk issues, take jabs at forum

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Both Republicans running for McHenry County state’s attorney took swipes at each other at Tuesday night’s League of Women Voters forum.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • WATCH LIVE: Illinois House Districts 66, 63 candidates forum at McHenry County College

    The Northwest Herald will be live-streaming the McHenry County League of Women Voters' candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at McHenry County College
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 6:16 pm
  • McHenry County Board chairman promotes economy, jobs in State of the County Address

    WOODSTOCK – The theme of McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller’s second State of the County Address was similar to his first – the only way th ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • Donald Trump boosts turnout, but not all newcomers vote for him

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald Trump's presence is drawing unprecedented attention to the Republican presidential contest. But after careful considera ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:01 pm
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